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1st Inflatable Habitat for Astronauts All Pumped Up on Space Station – Space.com


Space.com

1st Inflatable Habitat for Astronauts All Pumped Up on Space Station
Space.com
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module is seen fully inflated on the International Space Station after being successfully expanded to its full size on May 28, 2016. The Bigelow Aerospace-built BEAM is a prototype space habitat for future space stations
On Its Second Try, NASA Adds Space to StationNew York Times
An astronaut just deployed the Space Station's first inflatable habitatMashable
NASA successfully inflates new space station roomWashington Post
OCRegister –GeekWire –IEEE Spectrum –Reuters
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 11:27 pm

Phonebloks creator isn’t entirely happy with Project Ara – Engadget


Engadget

Phonebloks creator isn't entirely happy with Project Ara
Engadget
Dave Hakkens, the brains behind the Phonebloks modular phone concept, thinks Google could do better when it comes to Project Ara. In a blog post, Hakkens said he wasn't happy that the modular phone's latest version puts its processor, battery, antenna, …
Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 40 AnswersDroid Life (press release) (blog)
First Click: How much would you pay for Google's modular Ara phone?The Verge
Google needs to 'do better' with Ara, says the guy that dreamed up Phonebloks9 to 5 Google
Phandroid.com –Android Headlines –Autostraddle
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 9:51 pm

Amazon built a tool that puts Alexa in your browser – The Verge


The Verge

Amazon built a tool that puts Alexa in your browser
The Verge
Amazon's Alexa personal assistant is super useful in the Echo and lot of fun to use. But if you don't have an Echo or can't buy one because you're outside of the US, it can be hard to appreciate Alexa's skill set. In light of this, Amazon has created a
Now you can try Amazon Echo and Alexa in your web browserMashable
Alexa is now available on your browser, sort ofChristian Science Monitor
Amazon Debuts Alexa on the WebFortune
Android Police –Tech Times –Android Central –Pulse Headlines
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 8:57 pm

‘Manhattanhenge’ shines on Memorial Day weekend – CNN


CNN

'Manhattanhenge' shines on Memorial Day weekend
CNN
Are you planning to watch Manhattanhenge? Share your photos by tagging #CNNSpace on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. (CNN) Get your cameras and phones ready! The most picturesque sunset is coming to New York City this weekend. Two times a …
Manhattanhenge To Light Up New York City On Memorial DayTech Times
Celebrate Manhattanhenge This Memorial Day WeekendNew York Times
Manhattanhenge happening Memorial DayUSA TODAY
PerfScience –Digital Trends –NBC New York –I4U News
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 5:50 pm

This ancient Aussie marsupial dined on snails, say scientists – Christian Science Monitor


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This ancient Aussie marsupial dined on snails, say scientists
Christian Science Monitor
New evidence points to a 15 million-year-old Australian marsupial that munched mostly on snails. By Corey Fedde, Staff May 27, 2016. Save for later Saved. close. An illustrated depiction of a Malleodectes from Riversleigh chowing down on snail
A planet 1200 light-years away is a good prospect for a habitable worldHeritageDaily
Scientists stunned to discover extinct creatureMorning Ticker
This odd ancient Australian marsupial had an insatiable appetite for snailsWashington Post
Immortal News –EurekAlert (press release) –Phys.Org –PerfScience
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 4:46 pm

‘No Man’s Sky’ Should Be PlayStation VR’s Flagship Title – Forbes


Forbes

'No Man's Sky' Should Be PlayStation VR's Flagship Title
Forbes
This week, there's been a bit of a weird news cycle regarding No Man's Sky, the upcoming space exploration title from Hello Games. Kotaku reported that their sources said the game was being delayed, the writer of that scoop got death threats from the …
No Man's Sky Finally Has A New Delayed Release DateCinema Blend
No Man's Sky has been delayed until AugustThe Verge
No Man's Sky Delay Confirmed, Now Coming in AugustGameSpot
PlayStation LifeStyle –Tech Times –Destructoid –Polygon
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 2:32 pm

Zion Canyon: Sculpted by a colossal rock avalanche – Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor

Zion Canyon: Sculpted by a colossal rock avalanche
Christian Science Monitor
Key to the formation of present-day Utah's Zion Canyon was an enormous rock avalanche that ripped the face off Sentinel, one of the cliffs along the valley's edge. By Jason Thomson, Staff May 27, 2016. Save for later Saved. close. This view of Zion
Zion National Park: Massive Landslide Created Utah Landmark Study SaysThe Inquisitr
Geologists revisit giant Zion landslideBBC News
Massive, Violent Landslide Created Zion National Park, Study Says | The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel
Science World Report –Phys.Org –Tech Times –Maine News Online
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 12:10 pm

SpaceX launches Thaicom 8, lands Falcon 9 first stage – SpaceFlight Insider


SpaceFlight Insider

SpaceX launches Thaicom 8, lands Falcon 9 first stage
SpaceFlight Insider
The Falcon 9, with Thaicom 8, takes to the Florida skies. It delivered the satellite to geostationary transfer orbit about 30 minutes later. Photo Credit: Derek Richardson / SpaceFlight Insider. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket soared
[ May 28, 2016 ] Ride aboard the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage on descent Falcon 9Spaceflight Now
SpaceX makes fourth successful rocket landingPhys.Org
SpaceX Raises Launch PricesMotley Fool
CNN –Christian Science Monitor –The Verge –Tech Times
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 12:49 am

Three’s ad-blocking initiative could kill the internet – SlashGear


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Three's ad-blocking initiative could kill the internet
SlashGear
We've known since February that the UK wireless carrier Three has had plans to block advertising on mobile devices. Today the company outlined their strategy by announcing that they would offer 500,000 of their customers the opportunity to opt-in to a
Three to launch one-day ad-blocking trial next monthModern Readers
Three announces mobile ad-blocking trialBBC News
UK Carrier to Block All Ads for One DayPC Magazine
Business Insider –Know Your Mobile –The Drum –domain-B
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Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:58 pm

Building Blocks of Life Found in Comet’s Atmosphere – Space.com


Space.com

Building Blocks of Life Found in Comet's Atmosphere
Space.com
Instruments on the Rosetta spacecraft have detected compounds critical to life, including the amino acid glycine and the element phosphorus, in the shroud of gases surrounding Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC …
Rosetta spacecraft finds key building blocks for life in a cometReuters
Glycine found around comet: Did life on Earth come from space?Christian Science Monitor
Space probe confirms chemicals of life in comet's haloBusiness Insider
Gizmodo –Phys.Org –Tech Times –EarthSky
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Posted on 27 May 2016 | 6:13 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Gawker privacy lawsuit evolves into battle of tech billionaires

Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley investor who co-founded PayPal, talks to students during his visit to the 42 school campus in ParisBy Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Billionaire media owner Pierre Omidyar is backing news and entertainment web site Gawker Media in its lawsuit against wrestler Hulk Hogan, adding a new twist to a case pitting technology money against press freedom. Omidyar, owner of The Intercept publisher First Look Media, is asking other media outlets to file legal briefs in support of Gawker, First Look said in a statement on Friday. First Look said its goal was to protect constitutional rights.

Posted on 28 May 2016 | 1:11 am

Cyber firms say Bangladesh hackers have attacked other Asian banks

Photo illustration of the SWIFT logoBy Dustin Volz and Jeremy Wagstaff WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Hackers who stole $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank have been linked to an attack on a bank in the Philippines, in addition to the 2014 hack on Sony Pictures, cybersecurity company Symantec Corp said in a blog post. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has blamed North Korea for the attack on Sony's Hollywood studio. A senior executive at Mandiant, the cybersecurity company investigating the Bank Bangladesh heist, also told Reuters the hackers had recently penetrated banks in Southeast Asia.

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 8:46 am

Push for encryption law falters despite Apple case spotlight

A worker checks an iPhone in a repair store in New YorkBy Dustin Volz, Mark Hosenball and Joseph Menn WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – After a rampage that left 14 people dead in San Bernardino, key U.S. lawmakers pledged to seek a law requiring technology companies to give law enforcement agencies a "back door" to encrypted communications and electronic devices, such as the iPhone used by one of the shooters. Draft legislation that Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Intelligence Committee, had circulated weeks ago likely will not be introduced this year and, even if it were, would stand no chance of advancing, the sources said. Key among the problems was the lack of White House support for legislation in spite of a high-profile court showdown between the Justice Department and Apple Inc over the suspect iPhone, according to Congressional and Obama Administration officials and outside observers.

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 5:08 am

China to open e-commerce, other sectors to foreign investment: newspaper

China will lift restrictions to investments by foreign firms in a range of service industry sectors, including e-commerce, logistics, accounting and auditing, the China Securities News quoted commerce minister Gao Hucheng as saying. Gao said China would also promote the orderly opening of other service fields including finance, education, culture and health care, the report published on Saturday said without elaborating or giving a time-frame. China’s trade in services would exceed $1 trillion by 2020, the minister predicted.

Posted on 28 May 2016 | 8:37 am

Facebook expands ads on third-party apps, websites to beyond users

A man reads a newspaper at the reception area of Facebook's new office in Mumbai(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said its customers' ads would now be visible on third-party apps and websites to everyone who has ever visited its website, and not just to users logged into its social networking service. In the first quarter, Facebook generated more than 80 percent of its $5.20 billion ad revenue from mobile ads.

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 11:54 am

Chinese users criticize Microsoft’s push for Windows 10 upgrade: Xinhua

A computer screen shows features of the Windows 10 operating system at the Microsoft store at Roosevelt Field in Garden CityChinese users of Microsoft products are criticizing the software company's push to get them to mandatorily upgrade their Windows operating systems, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. Posts critical of Microsoft on microblog site Weibo relating to the Windows 10 upgrade, which Microsoft users must switch to, have grown to over 1.2 million in number, it said. "The company has abused its dominant market position and broken the market order for fair play," Xinhua quoted Zhao Zhanling, a legal adviser with the Internet Society of China, as saying.

Posted on 28 May 2016 | 2:26 am

ASUS’ GeForce GTX 1080 is faster and more colorful

Posted on 28 May 2016 | 11:22 pm

Closing Walls & Ticking Clocks? Five ways to build Operational Elasticity

Memorial Day is around the corner and holidays are time for reflection. The downtime brings rest, rejuvenation & perspective. Time, during this period, can be a bit more ‘elastic’ with low Task Saturation. In this reflective period, it’s good to take a pause from Task Saturation and consider this question – “how will you, in the next 7 months…

Posted on 28 May 2016 | 11:20 pm

New Binational Research Institute Represents the Future for U.S. Mexico Relations

New Binational Research Institute Represents the Future for U.S. Mexico RelationsThe opening of the new Cali-Baja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), on May 24, 2016, was expected to be perfunctory, but when Dr. Olivia Graeve, the new Center's first director, stepped to the podium, it all changed."This center will be filled with the spirit of '¡Si, se puede!' It…

Posted on 28 May 2016 | 11:06 pm

What is LitRPG and why does it exist?

What is LitRPG and why does it exist?Look, the idea of going inside a WoW-style MMO as a plot element in sci-fi is not new to me. Survival Quest was different, though. No, Survival Quest is about what MMOs are actually about: grinding experience and gear.

Posted on 28 May 2016 | 10:21 pm